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Volume 4 Issue 1

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Research Article

MINDFULNESS BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY IN THE PREVENTION OF DEPRESSIVE RECURRENCE

Yassine OTHEMAN1, Tariq HAMMANI2, Mohammed KADIRI3, Jamal MEHSSANI3, Mohammed Zakariya BICHRA3.

Depressive recurrence is a common clinical situation causing several serious complications. First, the risk of recurrence increases with the number of depressive episodes, reaching 90% beyond three episodes [1]. The risks of chronic depression, suicide, stress sensitization and hippocampal changes are also increasing with depressive recurrences [2,3]. This makes the prevention of depressive recurrence a priority in the management of patients with depressive episodes. Apart from antidepressants (AD), few psychotherapies have proven their efficacy in preventing depressive relapse. Among these therapies, mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is one of the most promising. Here we will present the results of a systematic review conducted in the context of an undergoing medical thesis.

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Editor note

Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Mohammed Asadullah Jahangir1* Ph.D

Jacobs Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is committed to publish leading articles related to the disciplines of psychiatry like branches of psychiatrics, Psychotherapy, Addiction psychiatry, Biological psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry, Stress, Psycotrauma, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Editorial

Palliative Issues in Dementia Care

Ladislav Volicer1, MD, PhD, FAAN, FGSA

Palliative care is appropriate for people with a progressive degenerative dementia because there is nothing available to cure it or to prevent its progression. In the early stages, the palliative care should include support of the care partners and help with formulation of advance care planning, because the person with dementia still have decision making capacity for complex problems.

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Research Article

Physicians’ Beliefs, Attitudes, and Use of Telepsychiatry Services

Munzenmaier K1, Martin KB1 and Norris ER1*

Though evidence for telepsychiatry shows good patient satisfaction, physician concerns regarding patient acceptability may impede implementation of such services. This quality improvement project improved understanding of physician attitudes toward telepsychiatry to facilitate expansion of telepsychiatry services at a large, multi-campus tertiary care health network.

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Editor note

Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Arthi Venkatesan1* Ph.D

Jacobs Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is committed to publish leading articles related to the disciplines of psychiatry like branches of psychiatrics, Psychotherapy, Addiction psychiatry, Biological psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry, Stress, Psycotrauma, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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